Obituaries

Lorraine F. Babcock

December 23, 1929 - January 2, 2019

Lorraine  F.  Babcock

Obituary

Poplar Grove

Lorraine F. Babcock, age 89, passed away peacefully at her home on January 2, 2019. She was born December 23, 1929 in Lacrosse, Wisconsin the daughter of Walter H. and Clara (Ruud) Fink. She graduated from Beloit Memorial High School. She married Richard Babcock on January 21, 1950 in Beloit.

Lorraine worked as a packager for Dean Foods, retiring in 1990 after 25 years. She loved traveling, watching birds, spending time outside working as well as spending time in Texas during her winters. Most importantly, she loved spending time with her family and friends. Lorraine made her spiritual home at St. James Catholic Church in Belvidere.

Lorraine is survived by her nine children: Patti (Mike)Key, Richard B. (Sue) Babcock, Katherine (Charles) Balmes, Louise Babcock, Philip (Tina) Babcock, Peter (Sherri) Babcock, Therese (Mike) Crookshank; Judy (Rick) Hutchinson; Paul (Christie) Babcock; brother-in-law, Robert (Jean) Babcock; sister-in-law, Beula Fink; as well as 25 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 The family would also like to acknowledge the many foreign exchange students who were part of their family, especially Lonk Guzman from Ecuador.

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Charles Babcock; daughter, Mary Frances; granddaughter, Mary Kate; siblings, Robert Fink, Roger  Fink, Eloda (Robert) Phelps; and daughter-in-law, Neva Babcock.

Funeral services will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 402 Church Street, Belvidere, on Tuesday January 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. A visitation will be held at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere on Monday January 7, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a time of sharing at 7:00 p.m.  Burial will be at Highland Garden of Memories.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family to establish a scholarship in Lorraine’s name.

To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com 

Service Schedule

Monday, January 7, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be held at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere on Monday January 7, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a time of sharing at 7:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

St. James Catholic Church

Funeral services will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 402 Church Street, Belvidere, on Tuesday January 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Highland Garden of Memories

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We are so very sorry to hear but we know the heavens rejoice as we have many wonderful memories!! May God bless you all ! Love Dawn and Larry

Larry and Dawn Fink 2019-01-06T08:43:30

Can’t believe both Dick and Lorraine are now gone, but they will not be forgotten. We have enjoyed both and have some very good memories to hold in our hearts. Have had the privilege to meet most of the family. May the Lord be with you all and comfort you. Thinking of you all from Texas at this time.

Richard & Phyllis Connett 2019-01-05T10:36:22

We are sorry for your loss of your beloved Mother and grandmother. We were blessed to know Lorraine and all of you thru her granddaughter Anne who is our precious daughter in law. Lorraine was blessed with a wonderful family. May she Rest In Peace and May you all find comfort knowing she is in God’s hands. love, Bob and Barb

Barb and Bob Cheek 2019-01-05T09:44:03

Sending a thought of love and condolences to our american family.

Marit Rustad 2019-01-05T06:53:54

To the entier babcock family sorry your loss of your loved one…i remember having her in mrs keys class as a helper to help us kids on numeros subjects…thank you mrs. Babcock for your patients and knowlwdge….you will be missed…may you rest in the arms of our dear saviours care…

Rodney 2019-01-05T06:33:40

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